Vis-a-vis by Glen Oliver Löw & Antonio Citterio for Vitra

Born in Leverkusen Glen Oliver Löw initially studied Industrial Design at the University of Wuppertal before moving to Milan in

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August 6th 1920 Happy Birthday Anna Castelli Ferrieri

“Plastic was equivalent with America for us. Only Bakelite came from Europe. Right? But after the war, everything plastic came

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Bourgie by Ferruccio Laviani Kartell

It’s probably indicative of the transiency of the contemporary furniture business, but during the recent Maison & Objet in Paris,

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philippe starck portrait Jean-Baptiste Mondino

A few years ago the (smow) blog telephone rang….. “Good morning is it possible to speak to Philippe Starck please?”

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A&W Designer of the Year 2012 Patricia Urquiola Volant Moroso

For a decade and a half the unofficial start to Cologne Furniture Week has been the honouring of the “A&W

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Luddites! Not a phrase normally associated with (smow) To the best of our knowledge no (smow)employee has ever smashed an

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As part of Stockholm Design Week 2011 Kartell presented the magazine rack Front Page by Stockholm design studio Front. Clever

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August 6th marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of the Italian architect, designer and Kartell co-founder Anna Castelli Ferrieri. Despite

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The other week we briefly swapped our designer chairs for designer jeans, our crazy student sideboards for crazy student hats

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The undisputed highlight of the Kartell stand at Saloni Milano 2009 was the cat and mouse game with the special

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9th February 2010, Brussels Under the motto “Think before you Post” the from the EU funded  Safer Internet Day 2010

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There is little doubt as to who the most popular furniture producers with the exhibitors here in Köln are…. Vitra

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One of the classic rules of furniture design is the product must look good, must look appealing. What, however, if

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It’s not all hard work you know. Just read a nice little article on dutch design portal design.nl in which

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Since Saturday the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York has been showing their new exhibition Ron Arad: No

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It’s Dumfries Show on Saturday. That won’t mean much to the most people, but for us it is a sure

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It must be a summer thing. Not only are our newspapers and magazines full of authors recommending their chums books,

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About a 100 years ago we mentioned Platform 21and their Repair Manifesto. Inspired by yesterdays rant against designers who find

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Not good As everyone know everything in America is bigger. Everything. From bagels the size of Jupiter to the level

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There may be no tables in the press room, but there are plenty to be found at ICFF… Eiermann 1

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In local parlance Greene Street, NYC is known as “West smow”, on account of the prevalence of high-quality designer furniture

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Not good. For some reason which escapes us there are no tables in the press room. That’s NO TABLES IN

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One of the principle advantages of trade fairs such as Salone or ICFF is the unrivalled access to producers, products

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Sometimes we get the feeling no one really wants us here in Leipzig. Not that we are complaining – or

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Two days sun and we at the (smow)blog are already trying to convince the (smow)boss to let us work from

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